Chapter - 04
While Alex was lost in his own thoughts, the cab stopped in front of his destination. Paying the fare, Alex was in no time standing in front of the skyscraper. The name 'Theation' was grandly illustrated on the building, making his heart race as soon as the thought of him working here came to his mind. Rubbing his hands, Alex was eager to walk in and slam-dunk the interview.
Theation was among the top ten entertainment companies not just in the city but the whole country. The company was started by Jessica Wilson from scratch, and she made it reach this level in just short three years. Theation was also one of the reasons for the sudden boom of the industry and tourism in the city.
Major businesses began to invest heavily into the local industries owing to the popularity Jessica brought to the city. Small scale businesses began to thrive, and maybe their wishes were the reason that Jessica and Theation were still going strong. Even George had praised Jessica on numerous occasions when she made the headlines, which for the record was quite very often.
Another reason for Theation doing so great compared to others in the same business was because Jessica was a feminist. According to the media reports and her various interviews, Jessica did not just believe in equal opportunities for women. She was a die-hard feminist, believing in the superiority of women over men.
Many studies over the year have shown that the consumer is an emotional fool. These studies have brought to light that when companies take a stand on a social issue, they tend to gain much more trust and consumer base than they lose. And what can be better than a woman taking on the whole world alone and advocating the evergreen and widely acknowledged of the issues, Feminism?
But Jessica was not just all talk. She delivered what she stood for. There are speculations that she started this company just so that she could provide a platform for the women to come work for her and shine brighter than any man out there.
Theation, for a woman, if she wants to trample upon a guy, was the perfect place. Only a handful of men were employed by the company, and most of them were in the security department, standing guard the doors and saluting the ladies as they walked by them.
Every man in the city knows what kind of hell 'Theation' is for them, but when given a choice to choose between beautiful women trampling over him and his pride or a peaceful, serene life, the choice couldn't be more obvious.
But Alex was not like these men who thought from inside their pants. Surely, he wasn't against some steamy, passionate office romance with his colleague. But if he was given the opportunity to work here, he really wanted to learn things instead of just ogling over the women here.
Alex was here for the job in the PR department, the core of every companies reputation. Alex was generally good at handling people and could approach them smoothly, with ease. He is good looking, so girls are more than happy to chat with him. He is well mannered and patient, so the elderly are comfortable around him and sometimes try to play matchmaker, introducing their daughters and granddaughters to him. As for the boys, let's just say he is not the most hated guy.
Alex was confident in getting the job, not just because of his looks but because he believed he was also competent enough. After he gained consciousness after the accident, he was like a newborn baby with nothing more than his ability to speak and understand the language. He spent the next few months trying to hone his skills. Alex learned languages from all over the world, took a lot of supplementary lessons, took exams to compensate for his lack of basic education details. He even studied to prepare for his bar exam but gave up midway. For some reason, it was way too easy for Alex. Everything came pouring into his head naturally as if he knew it all along.
All this while, Alex tried to get a job along with all his studies. He wanted to be able to support himself without relying on Martha and George. But he was rejected everywhere because of his not so intriguing resume.
He had no work experience anywhere. He had no details of his basic education, not even a primary education certificate. But most important of them all, he had no connections. And even when George offered him to help, Alex rejected right away. On his own, Alex could only take part-time jobs, though Martha and George objected, he still went through with it so as to not become a burden on them.
But this time... This time, it was going to be different. Theation, for the first time and maybe the last, for some unknown reasons, has decided to completely ignore the educational background of the applicants. Theation has decided to instead go with their presence of mind and their skills. They want to test how the applicants perform under pressure. Theation has decided that they are going to take an on the spot written test. And only those who pass the written test will move on to the next step for an interview.
Now all that is left is for Alex is to give it his best. The rest is all going to depend on what is stored in fate for him.
'If I get a job here, everything will be smooth sailing. I will work hard, and in no time, I will be among the upper echelon of the company, and no one will even dare defy me. Hahaha... I will be...'
Alex was interrupted in his thoughts by the honking of the vehicles. Wearing his coat and adjusting his tie, Alex walked in large strides towards the building brimming with confidence. This was going to be a new beginning of his life.
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